Meet the Sutton Grange Care Home Team

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

Bennett Mott

Bennett Mott

General Manager

Welcome to Sutton Grange's website; my name is Bennett and I am the General Manager here at the home.

I have worked as a Nurse/Manager in care services since I first qualified. I have a great belief in a strong infrastructure of clinical decision-making that supports, protects and enables people to live the life they choose to its fullest extent. Our job is to minimise all that could hinder a full life and to maximise independence, spirit and the uniqueness of everyone who chooses our care home.

My previous roles as a Gold Standard Trainer, Nurse Manager, Advocate and Safe Guarding Lead have given me a network of contacts and professional links that help me understand how to coordinate a multidisciplinary support team and to ensure everyone has what they need at the time they need it.

The move into a more structured care environment is always difficult for both residents and their loved ones; and I believe that, to make this transition as easy as possible, we need to ensure that they retain as much control as possible during this process. 

Barchester has shown me that it is determined to improve the experience of living in a care environment. Their commitment shines in the building of Sutton Grange and I feel privileged to have been asked to shape its future. I am looking forward to building on achievements and helping to create a strong, vibrant and inclusive home that is seen as a community asset and has a reputation for clinical excellence. I want Sutton Grange to be the location other professionals contact to learn from. 

I grew up listening to stories at my grandmothers knee; life hasn’t shown me anything more interesting since.

Debbie Balmforth

Home Administrator

My name is Debbie and it is my role to support the General Manager by maintaining the administration and financial systems within the home.

I joined Barchester in 2014 after working for Barclays Bank for many years and it has given me an opportunity to really utilise my skills in such an amazing environment.

I have been able to help families as they navigate their way around the care fees funding maze and I really hope I am able to help you too.

Rob Fortune

Activities Coordinator

My name is Rob Fortune and I have been an Activities Coordinator since 2016. Previously, I was a manager in a busy Resource Centre for young adults with learning/physical disabilities and challenging behaviour.

I enjoy the challenges of this role and love using all of my skills to provide meaningful activities, enabling the lovely residents at Sutton Grange to live life to the fullest.

Dean McKeown

Dean McKeown

Head Chef

I have been Head Chef at Sutton Grange since August 2016. Prior to that I worked in another Barchester home in Kent. I have 25 years experience in catering, working in restaurants and at major Blue Ribbon Events. I am responsible for the day to day operations of the kitchen. I also make sure that residents needs and wishes are met and that they are treated in a dignified manner by myself and my team.I am always available to speak to if you require any information.

Paul Goodyer

Maintenance Manager

Hi, my name is Paul and I have worked at Sutton Grange for a number of years as the homes Maintenance Assistant. Within that time I have learned many things about the role which gave me the skills and experience to become the homes Maintenance Manager in December 2020.

I fully enjoy all aspects of my role and not only ensuring the Sutton Grange maintains a high standard of safety, I love engaging with all the residents daily, chatting with everyone making a difference each day.

Justine Kennedy

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, My name is Justine and I have recently undertaken the role of Head Housekeeper here at Sutton Grange.  I am enjoying my role and getting used to all my duties which include organising the residents laundry and rooms are kept to a very high standard and ensuring that all the communal areas of the home are clean and tidy. Alongside this I manage the domestic team and ensure they perform their duties to the highest of standards for residents.

Sharon Abram

Admin Assistant

One of the first friendly faces you'll see when you step foot through the doors of Sutton Grange. Sharon is always on hand to make a cup of tea, coffee or whatever takes your fancy; or maybe she can be a friendly ear for what might be a much-needed chat. Whatever it is, she's always here to help.